Business Model Change for Valachi Downs

Matamata thoroughbred nursery Valachi Downs is set to return to a boutique breeding and racing operation following a number of years of growth and business diversification. “Kevin and Jo Hickman are refocusing Valachi Downs as a more private and smaller nursery and racing stable with the same goal of producing, selling and racing elite racehorses,” …

Gavelhouse buy rings in milestone for Hewitt

Gavelhouse graduate (I’m) Captain Max provided trainer-driver Brad Hewitt with a special victory on his family’s annual memorial raceday at Goulburn on Sunday. At what was his second start for Hewitt having been bought online in October for $10,500, the five-year-old son of American Ideal provided him with his 500th driving win with a dominant …

Heartland Reduction featured in 20 Lot online auction

The latest fortnightly gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction features a bumper catalogue of 25 Lots including a quality draft as part of a Heartland Farm Reduction Sale. gavelhouse.com Standardbred representative Cam Bray is thrilled with the performance of the site and the momentum built over recent months “Judging by the site’s traffic people are now accustomed to …

gavelhouse.com Standardbred entries due today

The revised fortnightly format of gavelhouse.com Standardbred auctions has been paying dividends of late with entries for the next sale due online today by 7pm. Bolstering the domestic buying bench have been Australian and Canadian-based enthusiasts with gavelhouse.com Standardbred representative Cam Bray heartened by the consistently strong results. “Our last three sales have resulted in …

gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction rescheduled

Entries for the next gavelhouse.com Standardbred auction have been extended until Wednesday 19 August to give sellers breathing space in light of the recent reintroduction of COVID-19 Alert Levels. Should there be sufficient entries on Wednesday 19 August at 7pm, the auction will launch at 5pm on Thursday 20 August and run through until 7pm …

gavelhouse.com Standardbred auctions now fortnightly

After entering the digital auction-sphere for Standardbreds just under a year ago, gavelhouse.com is upping the ante by increasing the frequency of their popular mixed stock auctions to fortnightly. gavelhouse.com’s General Manager Haylie Martin believes the change will benefit all. “The fortnightly auctions have been incredibly successful on our thoroughbred site and at a time …

NZB Airfreight on Track to Resume Flights

Following the temporary suspension of equine exports last week due to a positive case of equine piroplasmosis, NZB Airfreight is confident that travel will resume shortly with increased testing and pre-export protocols. The single case of the tick-borne protozoal disease was detected by the Ministry of Primary Industries and grounded flights just two weeks following …

Astonishing Results Conclude Online All Age Sale

NZB Standardbred’s highly anticipated 2020 All Age Sale saw New Zealand’s largest breeding stock go under the digital hammer on New Zealand Bloodstock’s online subsidiary platform gavelhouse.com. Despite initial COVID-19 uncertainty, the first-ever sale of its kind saw 138 lots sell for a total turnover of $1,042,310. The average reached $7,553 and the median settled …

All Age Sale closes from 1pm today

Bidding is set to close on New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred’s online All Age Sale today. Final bids on the first Lot closes at 1pm and when this auction closes, final bids will then be taken on Lot 2 and so on and so forth as we work our way through the 148 Lot catalogue.   Those …

Home Straight for Bidding on All Age Sale

New Zealand Bloodstock Standardbred bosses are seeing the last-day flurry they expected as New Zealand’s largest ever online sale comes into the home straight.  NZB Standardbred’s All Age Sale finishes tomorrow on gavelhouse.com, the first time a major catalogue of standardbred horses has been sold on that platform in New Zealand. Will gavelhouse.com has been …